David Barton Explains Why Kim Davis Shouldn't Be in Jail

Caution, alt-reality alert.
On Glenn Beck’s Facebook page, David Barton explains it all (the FB embed feature isn’t working consistently so I have embedded the video at the end of the post).

David Barton explains Kim Davis, the four kinds of law and why she should not be in Jail.Interesting perspective that I haven't heard.#kimdavis

Posted by Glenn Beck on Friday, September 4, 2015

Class, any thoughts?
(In case the Facebook embed doesn’t work, here it is)

This, of course, is a mess. Barton first wrongly says “the Founding Fathers” (as if they all thought alike) “made it real clear that the laws of God are higher than the laws of man.” If that was so, then why doesn’t the Constitution say that? The Constitution declares itself, not a particular interpretation of the Bible, to be the law of the land.
Then Barton implies that a republic is different from a democracy because God’s laws are higher than man’s laws; and then something about France. Barton is rare form here and couldn’t be more wrong.
What is truly worrisome is that so many people hear this and think it is a brilliant analysis.
If anything, Kim Davis sought to impose her religious views on same-sex couples who do not share them.
For more on this, see this post: On the Kim Davis Controversy: Should a Christian Judge Refuse to Grant a Divorce Decree?